Mosby in Garfield County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Rocky Mountain Wagon Company built a log cabin and stockade there in 1866. Called Kerchival City after a steamboat captain who promoted the venture, the owners hoped that ships and mining camp traders would funnel freight, passengers and gold through them rather than Fort Benton. The scheme was unsuccessful – the steamboats would not stop and the Lakota Indians harassed the residents. By 1868, the settlement was all but abandoned, a monument to a failed dream of opportunity and wealth. It was at Kerchival City that one of Montana’s most colorful characters, John Johnson, earned the sobriquet “Liver-eating” after a bloody
Location. 46° 59.394′ N, 107° 51.576′ W. Marker is in Mosby, Montana, in Garfield County. Marker is on State Highway 200 1.4 miles east of Garfield/Petroleum County line. Touch for map. At the Mosby Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Mosby MT 59058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bearpaw Shale and the Inland Ocean (here, next to this marker); Fort Musselshell (a few steps from this marker).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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